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Fiscal Year 2023 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: the cost-effective deployment of EV charging for those without easy home charging; innovative solutions to improve mobility options for underserved communities; community engagement to accelerate clean transportation options in underserved communities; batteries and electrification; materials technologies; mobility system supporting public transportation; advanced vehicle charging solutions, dimethyl ether engine for off-road applications, hydrogen combustion engines, to improve fuel economy and reduce GHG emissions with the goals of carbon pollution free electricity by 2035 and net-zero of GHG emissions by 2050.

Topic areas of interest include:

Batteries and Electrification

  • High-Capacity, Long Cycle Life Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries
  • Mechanistic Modeling of Li-S Batteries
  • Improved 12-volt Lead Acid Batteries for Safety-critical Electric Vehicle Applications
  • Advanced Integrated On-board Charging System
  • Advanced Wireless Charging Concepts for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Combustion and Advanced Fuels

  • Development and Demonstration of Dimethyl Ether Engine for Off-Road Applications
  • Hydrogen Combustion Engines

Lightweight Materials

  • Circularity and Sustainability of Polymer Composites for Vehicle Lightweighting and


  • Domestic Magnesium Production Research
  • Novel Lightweight Materials

Energy Efficient Mobility Systems

  • Mobility System Approaches Supporting Public Transportation Technology Integration
  • Reducing Soft Costs of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure to Enable Widespread Deployment
  • Consumer Education Campaign for Electric Vehicles and Charging
  • Demonstration and Deployment (Open topic)
  • Clean Cities Coalition Network Outreach, Education and Training

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:
37 - 63

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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